Can Cell or Smart Phones Cause A Plane To Crash?

Use of cell phones has increased to a great extent but even then You have often heard that a cell phone is not allowed to be used on airplanes. Definitely it is so because this fact has a myth behind it and that is that cell phone can cause a jetliner to crash because they can not only interfere with avionics systems, but they are also popularly used by terrorists as detonation devices for bombs. And it is also obvious that excluding cell phone use within the confines of an airplane while in flight could counter an attack much like 9/11, actually when the cell phone attached to the bomb rings, the bomb explodes, and the plane comes crashing back down to the earth and destruction is obvious at that time.

It is rightly said that keeping the smart phones and PDAs off of planes is a good thing in cancellation the possible threat of cell phone detonated bombs on airplanes. So it is better not to use cell phones or similar devices on airplane in order to prevent the possible danger. It is also good to not to take risk and try to switch off cell phones or smart phones before moving to airplane.

It would be quite strange to know that cell phones can cause airplane to crash even without setting off a bomb but the chances of this happening are microscopic but it is obvious that cell phones can cause trouble or danger that is why they are not allowed during the flight.

Using SAMs surface to air missiles and other reactionary weapons cell phones can also be used to arrange an attack on a flight by other comrades on the ground, It is also strange and you will be wander to hear about flight phones that help you to make a call and these calls are quite different band than cell phones or smart phones and it is also strange that these calls do not interfere with the system of plan. So its better to avoid cell phones so that the possible danger can be decreased to the level of safety. Cell phones are not bad but can be used for bad purposes.

After reading your post, I can safely say your topic is quite misleading. And frankly, this information could easily get into wrong hands if you post it on a public forum related to PK :D

Beyond a few thousand feet, the phone cannot receive signal from the cellphone tower. It certainly doens't present any risk to onboard avionics or communication equipment since that usually operates at much lower frequencies. Last I read on the matter, some airline was even looking into having relevant communication equipment onboard to relay cellphone signals to ground and back and offering it as a premium service so customers can have normal cellphone access during flight. Clearly, it is less of a risk and more of a money minting machine.

From what I've read, I'll agree with Asad's point: the most critical point is when the plane is taking off/descending - and that's when they advise to shut off all electronic equipment.

The main reason back in the days was to prevent any radio interference, but in relatively newer aircraft since the past decade or so, they've shielded the radio equipment quite well, and that the government in the US might rethink its stance on banning electromagnetic equipment on board.

That said, would you really like it if someone's phone kept buzzing in mid-air while you're trying to rest - or have a normal conversation - or anything? It's just as nasty as a crying baby on board. So - eitherway, if a person is to use a phone, they should use it very judiciously (but do you really need to? You're not the president of some state that requires constant communication with your peers on the ground).

Ban 'em! Make the plane clean and sound-pollution free, I'll say!

Jahalat ki dunya! Where did you copy it from?

Mythbusters busted this so called myth. Use of cellphone cause no damage to airplane or its circuit. In fact, now many Western airlines give WiFi internet connection to laptops and cellphones (obviously after some extra charges). How they can give wireless (WiFi) internet connection during mid-flight if they think it's dangerous and why so far no airplane crashed due to wireless connection?

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Mythbusters busted this so called myth. Use of cellphone cause no damage to airplane or its circuit. In fact, now many Western airlines give WiFi internet connection to laptops and cellphones (obviously after some extra charges). How they can give wireless (WiFi) internet connection during mid-flight if they think it’s dangerous and why so far no airplane crashed due to wireless connection?

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if it is true wat PIA always say turn off your mobile phone on flight …?

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if it is true wat PIA always say turn off your mobile phone on flight …?

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Cause PIA doesn’t know sh*t…

Dubious article based on flawed assumptions.